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Being Curious – Aged Rights Advocacy Service – Taking action to prevent abuse of older people


May 11, 2021
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Other Time Zones:
10.30am – 11.30am  (NSW, ACT, TAS, VIC, QLD)
10.00am – 11.00am (SA, NT)
8.30am – 9.30am (WA)
Free – $20.00


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Doris is the Operations Supervisor at ARAS. Doris is passionate about the need to raise awareness of issues concerning older people and how they can protect their rights and safeguard their future. She Chairs the Alliance for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (APEA), which consists of agencies who work to prevent and minimise the risks of elder abuse. With a Degree in Social Science, Doris has worked in the aged care sector for 18 years and sits on many committees and steering groups to ensure that the voices of older people are heard.

May 11, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Free – $20.00

Taking action to prevent abuse of older people.


The talk will cover:

  • Role of ARAS
  • Human Rights
  • What is Abuse?
  • Types of Abuse
  • Barriers to addressing abuse


Aged Rights Advocacy Service (ARAS) has been supporting older people in South Australia to uphold their aged care and human rights since 1990. ARAS is the South Australian member of the Commonwealth funded Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN). ARAS advocates can assist any person to access and interact with the community or residential aged care service providers in relation to rights violations or concerns of abuse in any setting occurring towards an older person.
Being Curious about how best to do this will be explored in this information session. Not to be missed.


Learning Outcomes:
• Greater understanding of abuse in the older populations
• Insights into what action can be taken to stop abuse and harm of older people


Target Audience –  Aged Services Sector (CHSP is focus group) Service Providers who provide direct supports to older people


Online via Zoom
Tickets are 1 per person. A Reminder email will be sent to registered participants 1-2 days prior to the session including the zoom link and any handouts.
Please note that an essential requirement is that all participants gain access to a PC and/or iPad or mobile device, and use a headphone set, although they do not need to be in the same location. Training rooms without personal headphones can result in feedback which may impede training delivery and reduce participant enjoyment. Headphones do not need to be expensive units, and many people have their own personal headphones /mic that they use with their smart phones, which will be suitable plugged into the computer unit if this is your choice of set up,


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